The Amazing Forests experience
Whether you opt for a 20-minute marshland stroll or a longer forest walk, Mount Revelstoke National Park offers an unparalleled, family-friendly introduction to western Canada’s wilderness, including a portion of the world’s only inland cedar rainforest.
Introduce yourself to old-growth giants with a self-guided tour along the half-kilometre Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail, where exhibits along the way point out details of this fascinating ecosystem.
The 1.2-kilometre Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trail leads you over a swamp inhabited by muskrat and beaver, where youngsters will be dwarfed by the giant cabbage’s leaves. When its aromatic yellow flowers bloom in May, you’ll have no doubt about the origins of the skunk cabbage’s name.
Before driving the 26-kilometre Meadows in the Sky Parkway, pause at the first switchback for a soothing walk along the aptly named Inspiration Woods Trail. Here black and light-green lichens hang from hemlock, cedar and Douglas fir, while rich carpets of moss and ferns remind you that this is a lush rainforest.